80 cattle killed, 125-year-old barn destroyed in Prince of Wales blaze

PoW barn fire

Ottawa Firefighters have confirmed 80 cattle have been killed in a massive blaze at a farm on Prince of Wales Drive.

The fire broke out early Friday afternoon on the Black Rapids Farm on Prince of Wales, just north of Fallowfield Road.

No humans were hurt.

Fire officials say only 12 cattle, grazing in a nearby pasture, were spared.

Three farm structures were destroyed, including a 125-year-old barn.

The area has no hydrants, so water had to be trucked in to help battle the blaze.

The massive plume of smoke that rose above the blaze could be seen from the airport, Hunt Club and parts of Barrhaven.

With files from CTV's Annie Bergeron-Oliver.